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Every Drop Makes a Difference

In Nicaragua, it is hot. It is the end of the dry season. Rains are expected to start in June. Although, we learn that there is now no predicting the once-reliable weather pat... In Nicaragua, it is hot. It is the end of the dry season. Rains are expected to start in June. Altho...

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Change is in the Air

As a long-time CFCA supporter and volunteer, I recently ventured into Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere reserve. It is here in the remote rainforest that I witness the quiet simp... As a long-time CFCA supporter and volunteer, I recently ventured into Nicaragua’s Bosawas biosphere ...

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Women Today

Honoring the women in our lives - mothers, partners, daughters, sisters, farmers, teachers, healers, and friends… Honoring the women in our lives - mothers, partners, daughters, sisters, farmers, teachers, healers,...

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Creating an Enabling Environment for CDN CSO's

“Creating an Enabling Environment for Canadian CSO’s – Sharing Stories of Identity & Approach”   “What makes your organization different?... “Creating an Enabling Environment for Canadian CSO’s – Sharing Stories of Identity...

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Education & Preservation in the BOSAWAS

For 12 years CFCA has worked in the BOSAWAS biosphere reserve of Nicaragua – also known as “the lungs of Central America.“  This very important ecological region i... For 12 years CFCA has worked in the BOSAWAS biosphere reserve of Nicaragua – also known as “th...

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Education - the key to lasting change

“Education is the key to achieving other rights” There is rarely one single cause to poverty. And once poverty has struck, its impact can spiral. One deprivatio... “Education is the key to achieving other rights” There is rarely one single cause to ...

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Enough

Robert Kakuru enters the airport in Kigali, Rwanda. He has traveled there from his home in Kabale, Uganda, to fly to Canada. He approaches the ticket counter emblazoned with t... Robert Kakuru enters the airport in Kigali, Rwanda. He has traveled there from his home in Kabale, U...

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Maya Mam Village Develop Food security solution

Aurelia Strung from the wooden foundation of Aurelia´s adobe brick home in the Maya Mam village of Chamaque, Comitancillo, Guatemala is last season´s maiz crop – hundreds of c... Aurelia Strung from the wooden foundation of Aurelia´s adobe brick home in the Maya Mam village of C...

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Energy & Innovation In Nicaragua

In July of 2010 I had the opportunity to participate in a program called “Just Teach”, offered through the organization “Change for Children”; this program involved a 15-day e... In July of 2010 I had the opportunity to participate in a program called “Just Teach”, offered throu...

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Indigenous Capacity & Sustainable Communities

“Government alone does not have the capacity to effectively manage our lands.”   Primitivo Centeno was born and raised in the Miskito village of Pamkawas, located... “Government alone does not have the capacity to effectively manage our lands.”   Primit...

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